I was pretty spot on while following the recipe, like to the T. With the added pumpkin in the sauce, I was afraid to change to much, not knowing how it would effect the taste.
The sauce was very hearty. It was thick and chunky. I like thick and chunky. Sadly, I was not able to taste the pumpkin, at all. My tastebuds were waiting there, with open arms, ready to embrace all things pumpkin that evening. When the sauce hit their open armed anticipation of pumpkin, sadness set in when the pumpkin decided not to greet them. It almost acted as a filler rather then adding any flavor to it. The sauce was tasty, but lacked the fall pumpkin taste we were all hoping for. My kiddos loved the sauce, but were as disappointed as my tastebuds, that there was not any hint of pumpkin.
On the plus side, this recipe was incredibly easy to throw together. It is a really tasty homemade sauce, just don't expect the pumpkin zing one would hope for.
See how deliciously thick this sauce is.
I will caramelize the onions before I put them in the crock pot. Who doesn't like caramelized onions?
Store bought ravioli is quick and handy. We did go grocery shopping that day, so I was not in the mood to make ravioli. But, come on, you can't beat homemade ravioli. Perhaps I'll find some sort of pumpkin ravioli recipe to pair with this sauce to add more fall flavors into the mix.
I did find this Fresh Pumpkin Pasta recipe I might use instead of ravioli.
Adding some roasted rosemary might be tasty. Or even some pumpkin spice or nutmeg? Less tomatoes possibly. More pumpkin.
Or, just a whole new pumpkin sauce recipe to get that pumpkin flavor.
I think I will rename this sauce Hearty Sauce. Yep. Hearty Sauce.
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